Okra & Tomatoes

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Designed for the parishioners of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, this side is the perfect nutritious alternative to condemn those empty calories for good.


  • 3 cups okra
  • 30 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin


Heat olive oil in a pan and saute chopped onion on medium high for 3 minutes, until translucent, then add minced garlic and let cook for a minute. Add tomatoes, bay leaf, cumin and sprinkle pepper. Stir well and let simmer for about 15 minutes, add okra and simmer another 10-15 minutes.